The defense industry has a single-minded purpose for the balance of the year – get Congress to avert $600 billion in cuts to the military budget that automatically trigger, by any means necessary. That would include replacing those cuts with tax increases, so defense contractors are pushing Republicans to consider tax increases in lieu of defense cuts.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday August 7, 2012 1:30 pm|
|By: David Dayen Thursday April 14, 2011 6:50 am|
The GOP House leadership is really pissed at Tim Pawlenty for trying to derail the deal, and this report will only anger them further. Boehner’s whip operation is definitely nervous and trying to nail down the last few votes.
|By: Swopa Friday February 26, 2010 8:00 pm|
If, like some, you wondered why Obama, Pelosi, and other Democrats wasted time praising a generally reprehensible Republican like Coburn, it’s because he stepped into the trap — as long as the debate is about how to solve the problem, the progressive side (which actually cares about solving it) holds the advantage. And when even one Republican joins the debate on those terms, the pretense of his colleagues is easier to expose.
|By: Jane Hamsher Saturday October 3, 2009 12:45 pm|
In Andrews’ own words, he doesn’t want to “paint himself into a corner” by saying he’ll vote against a bill that “put[s] the American people through five more years of exploding health care costs where they’re at the mercy of the insurance industry.”
Andrews is in a D+12 district. That’s going to go over really well in 2010.